September 28, 2010

APA Honors Congressman Ed Perlmutter

Rep. Perlmutter (D-Colo.) recognized as a champion of planning by the American Planning Association

WASHINGTON, DCU.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) was selected by the American Planning Association as the 2010 Legislator of the Year. His outstanding leadership in the House of Representatives exemplifies his strong commitment to good planning and green energy that helps create communities of lasting value.

Rep. Perlmutter's hard work and determination helped ensure passage of the GREEN Act that highlighted the importance of green communities, including green jobs and green industry.

As a sponsor of the Livable Communities Act, Rep. Perlmutter has worked hard to keep this legislation moving forward. The legislation underscores the importance of not only planning but also the important role of comprehensive plans. APA was invited to testify on this legislation before the House Financial Services committee.  

"Rep. Perlmutter is a true champion of advancing planning practices that will improve our communities," said Jason Jordan, APA's director of Government Affairs. "His unwavering support and sheer determination have helped advance important legislation that cannot be postponed during challenging economic times."

APA presented Perlmutter with his 2010 Legislator of the Year award today, during a special luncheon as part of APA's Federal Policy and Program Briefing conference.

APA's Legislator of the Year Award recognizes members of Congress who have excelled in advancing the interests of building more livable and competitive communities through planning. One representative and one senator are recognized annually.

Visit www.planning.org/awards/2010/ for more information about all of the 2010 award recipients.

Contact

Roberta Rewers, APA Public Affairs; 312-786-6395; rrewers@planning.org